Projects nominated as “A” priorities have been posted for viewing in advance of the 2022 Food Use Workshop. Only projects nominated as “A” priorities will be considered for funding at the annual priority setting event.
Summer is always one of the busier seasons for the IR-4 Project (IR-4) and this year did not disappoint. Some highlights of what happened in the last several months and what is coming up shortly are shared in this message.
The project nomination period for the 2022 Food Use Workshop opened on Wednesday, August 17. Requests that were submitted for residue studies, product performance or integrated solutions research in 2023 must be nominated in order to be considered at the 2022 workshop. The nomination period will end on Tuesday, September 6, at 5:00 p.m. EDT.
The IR-4 Project is known within the specialty crop agriculture community to be a highly productive government funded research project that has delivered many registrations of necessary crop protection products to growers.
Ginseng and lowbush blueberries are vastly different crops, but growers have one common foe that can end their growing season: fungal disease. Now, thanks to international partnerships and research conducted by the IR-4 Project, ginseng and lowbush blueberry growers have a new tool to keep their crop yields healthy and strong.
Basagran T/O has been registered for several years as a directed application and as an over-the-top application on limited plant species. However, growers have expressed the need to have additional plants added for over-the-top applications.
Lontrel (clopyralid) was initially registered in 1998 for environmental horticulture uses. This initial label contained an extensive list of environmental horticulture plants where Lontrel could be used without causing phytotoxicity.
Phlox is a genus containing around sixty species in the plant family Polemoniaceae. Phlox consists of both perennial and annual plants that are mostly native to North America. The name phlox comes from the Greek word meaning “flame,” referring to the bright, colorful blooms they can produce.
F6123 is a fungicide being developed by FMC for the control of diseases on environmental horticulture crops such as anthracnose, powdery mildew, black spot, rusts, leaf spots and other foliar diseases.
SP2700 is a new fungicide being developed by SePro for the control of diseases on environmental horticulture crops such as Alternaria, Cylindrocladium, Fusarium, Rhizoctonia, and Thielaviopsis.